Correlational finding on Happiness and Change in religion
Subject code: R12aa02

StudyHunsberger (1985): study CA 1982
TitleReligion, Age, Life Satisfaction and Perceived Sources of Religiousness: A Study of Older Persons.
SourceJournal of Gerontology, 1985, Vol. 40, 615 - 620
Public65+ aged, general public, Ontario Canada, 1982
Sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =85

Correlate
Author's labelAgree with beliefs taught
Page in Source 619
Our classificationChange in religion, code R12aa02
Operationalization
Question: "To what extent would you say you still hold 
the religious beliefs taught you when you were growing 
up?"

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aer=+.45 p < .001


Appendix 1: Happiness measures used
CodeFull Text
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aeSelfreport on single question:

Taking all things into account, how happy would you say you are these days?
1 not too happy
2 moderately happy
3 very happy


Appendix 2: Statistics used
SymbolExplanation
rPRODUCT-MOMENT CORRELATION COEFFICIENT (Also "Pearson's correlation coefficient' or simply 'correlation coefficient')
Type: test statistic.
Measurement level: Correlate: metric, Happiness: metric
Range: [-1; +1]

Meaning:
r = 0 no correlation ,
r = 1 perfect correlation, where high correlate values correspond with high happiness values, and
r = -1 perfect correlation, where high correlate values correspond with low happiness values.
Source:
Ruut Veenhoven, World Database of Happiness, Collection of Correlational Findings, Erasmus University Rotterdam.
https://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl